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D.A.H.Hyp. MHA. UK Reg Hyp

About me

Hello and welcome

Thankyou for visiting my Hypnotherapy Directory page,if there is something you need help with,then you came to the right place,and you have taken the first step towards overcoming an issue or problem,there is a very long list of things that hypnotherapy can help you with,however strange or obscure you may think it is - call me and ask me - there's no obligation attached,I'm here to advise,listen,counsel and of course to apply therapy to you when you want it.
To begin your journey towards a happier lifestyle,all you need to do is call or email me,book a free consultation to discuss your requirements,then come and see me at an agreed time and date,you will be made to feel welcome,you can talk for as long or as little as you want,I'm here to help and without judgement,so if something has been troubling you,isn't it time to change that? Make the call,or send me an email and begin your healing journey - now that's enough about me,why not tell me about you?

Coronavirus lockdown

Due to the lockdown we're experiencing in the light of the coronavirus pandemic,I'm unable to conduct face to face sessions,however with the technology we have available nowadays,sessions can be safely conducted online,using Skype or Zoom platforms,so if you would like to arrange an online session,please message me to arrange it,payment can be made via Paypal - at a reduced rate compared to inperson sessions,please get in touch to book your online session with me - thankyou.

Wanting to become a non-smoker?  

Are you considering giving up the cigarettes? For personal,financial or health reasons?
Now available - one session hypnotherapy to help you to become a healthy,happy non-smoker,please call now for further information.

Opening hours:

My opening hours are between the hours of 0930 and 2200 - home visits can be made by prior arrangement.Some weekend availability at times,please call to check.

Gastric band hypnosis
Are you considering Bariatric surgery? (gastric band),does the thought of surgery make you feel uneasy? Now available Hypnoband,let your mind think that you have had a gastric band fitted,so that you eat less and watch the weight come off easily and effortlessly.

Unknown origin of a fear,phobia or anxiety problem?
Do you have a fear or phobia? Do you feel anxious sometimes? Do you ask yourself "Why is this happening?" Do you have trouble remembering what was the initial cause of the problem?
Sometimes the problem can be resolved without you knowing what the cause was - this can be due to the protective nature of the subconscious mind shielding you from something that was traumatic,at other times the problem can be made known,but you are never made to relive the experience,you are helped to overcome the problem as though from a distance,safely and comfortably.

Some client reviews :
Would just like to vouch for davids hypnotherapy iv been to see him a few times now, one I'm talking about now is confidence issues, thinking I'd fail uni, and I haven't! Just got my final overall marks confirmed and my marks have improved by 30 percent and I don't think I would have been if weren't for help from david! People are quick to assume it doesn't work, not many people give it a chance! So if anyone is debating trying it do it  I can vouch from personal experience, anyone wanting any further feedback feel free to msg me its thanks to david and his work I now have a foundation degree in mental health

I would 100%recommend this hypnotherapy by David. I was at my complete worst and I honestly though there was no hope I suffered from severe anxiety at its nastiness. David helped completely I am so much better. The hypnotherapy is brilliant. It is a warm and welcoming place and I don't know what I would have done without it xx

I highly recommend Darwen Hypnotherapy Clinic, I have excellent personal experience

Hi David

Just wanted to say thanks again for yesterday and I managed to get out into town on my own at lunchtime without panicking! So relieved I am making progress so quickly I really didnt think it would work this fast.

If you are wanting to stop smoking then read on: I went to see David on the 23rd of October,since then I haven't had a cigarette,or wanted one,I am amazed at how well it has worked for me - I am recommending him to all of my friends.

Had my first session today, very easy to talk to, felt so relaxed. My migraine has gone with just one session, after taking paracetamol for 3 weeks for a migraine which wernt doing anything for me. Thank you David, I would highly recommend! Definitely coming again very soon. Thank you for helping me.

Absolutely fantastic, thankyou so much David you have helped my daughter immensely. She is able to now get back to normality xx

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a qualified Hypnotherapist since February 2009 - I was awarded the Diploma of Advanced Holistic Hypnotherapy (D.A.H.Hyp.)   and I am a Member of the Hypnotherapy Association,(M.H.A.)  I am listed on the UK Hypnotherapy Register.
Regulated by the Hypnotherapy Association to ensure ethical therapy practice and public safety at all times,fully insured with up to £10,000,000 public liability cover.

I also hold a diploma in Alpha acupressure therapy, this treatment is ideal for sufferers of chronic and/or acute conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and it can also be used to help victims of rape/sexual abuse to move on from their experiences.

The Hypnotherapy Association have recently upgraded my membership from Licentiate to Full member status - this is in recognition of my experience and that I meet the criteria required to deliver ethical and safe treatment when working with members of the public.

Please feel free to visit my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Darwen.Hypnotherapy

Member organisations

International Hypnotherapy Association

International Hypnotherapy Association (International Hypnotherapy Association)

The International Hypnotherapy Association is one of the leading organisations supporting hypnotherapists in practice. Established in 1997 and representing several hundred therapists, you can be sure to find the properly qualified, ethical and experienced practitioner to meet your needs, wherever you are in the world.


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Hypno - birthing, Alpha Acupressure therapy, NLP, past life regression therapy,Gastric band Hypnosis,anxiety/depression relief,fears and phobias,emotional eating,overeating,
pain management,help for sufferers of ME/CFS - both physically and mentally.
Mental Health Improvement.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) now available,this can be very helpful to relieve pain in both acute or chronic conditions,it is also very useful in helping you to let go of troubling thoughts and feelings from past traumatic events,I am always amazed by the effectiveness of these sessions.

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Additional information

Consultation session - free.
hypnosis sessions - £50 each

Home visits are charged at the standard rate of £50 per session,plus an additional fee to cover travel costs

For further information,please get in touch,call 01254 705422 or 07981010685 (mobile)

When I work

Open Monday to Friday between the hours of 0930 and 2200,some weekend availability at times,home visits by request.

Further information

Free parking Available.
Train station (1 Mile Away)
Bus station (1 Mile Away)

Please note: My telephone numbers are both registered with the Telephone Preference Service - No sales calls or callcentres please.

Darwen, Lancashire, BB3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

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